Monday, December 31, 2012

Welcome Wild, Wild East!: Hun Xen

Cambodia's wealthiest family: Write down their names in case you need to grab some wealth yourself!
Hun Sen Encourages Cambodians to Emulate Chinese-Style Wealth

December 30, 2012
By Phorn Bopha
The Cambodia Daily
One such businessman already doing work in Cambodia is Mr. [Ly] Yong Phat [The Blood Sugar Baron], who the prime minister praised for employing more than 8,000 people at his new sugar refinery.
Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged Cambodians to strive for Chinese-style millionaire status as he inaugurated a sugar refinery located inside two controversial plantations belonging to CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat and his wife in Kompong Speu province.

“I have one clear policy in strengthening the capacity of local investors, and that is making Cambodians become rich,” Mr. Hun Sen said in a speech at the inauguration on Thursday.

“Let’s invest in small and big firms. Let’s make Cambodians become millionaires. Only in Cambodia are there no millionaires. In China there are many millionaires, so don’t think that a communist country has no millionaires,” the prime minister continued, adding that foreign investors should feel they have equal access to entering the market when competing with local enterprises.

Mr. Hun Sen said that promoting a wealthy class was the best way to help the poor (sic!).

“Make the bosses rich in Cambodia,” he said. “Because when there are problems-for example when people need help with flooding—our local investors contribute a huge amount of money.”

“If a country has no millionaires, where can the poor get their money from?” he asked, adding that he would like to see 500 millionaires doing business in the country.

One such businessman already doing work in Cambodia is Mr. Yong Phat, who the prime minister praised for employing more than 8,000 people at his new sugar refinery.

While Mr. Hun Sen said locals would stand to earn up 20,000 riel a day working at the factory, human rights groups have accused the surrounding plantations of encroaching on 2,000 hectares of farmland belonging to 1,000 families in Thpong district. Mr. Yong Phat has always maintained that the families have all been fairly compensated for their land.

The senator also owned a sugar refinery and adjacent plantations in Koh Kong province—likewise embroiled by a land dispute with local farmers—until reportedly selling his interests last year.

Those plantations export sugar to the U.K. duty free under a free trade scheme arranged by the European Union.

The European Commission is currently assessing whether or not to investigate the role of the plantations in abusing people’s land rights.

Mr. Hun Sen’s support for Chinese-style wealth comes as Beijing is in the midst of dealing with a number of high profile scandals that have shown voracious officials using their positions to stockpile huge amounts of wealth for their own benefit.


Anonymous said...

Cambodia needs a revolution to bring hun sen down

Anonymous said...

Cambodian don't have foods to eat, land or house to live in, with poor opporunity for work and low pay jobs.

Let Hun Sen achieve the basic fundamental of this PHD 1st. Before even flying he PHD must learn to crawl.

Having said that he and his family already took away years of the multi milions of dallars worth of donation to Cambodia which should be for the Cambodian people.

So he is flying with Chinese's style idea,done so not with his own money but by stealing the wealth from Cambodia and Camdondian people.

Have an Unhappy new year 2012 and will continue beyond until the death of Hun Sen...than Cambodian people will be able to walk once more.

Anonymous said...

His families are like Assad's regime in Middle East.

Anonymous said...

a selfish group.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Krom Chor Kbot Cheat.

Kbal Oy Ronhoung Dauch Kbal Kdor!!

Anonymous said...

why the govt does not promote the poor to become rich rather than to promote the rich to help the poor?

Anonymous said...

pouk ah pouch thok teap

Anonymous said...

Hun Sen, Sok Anh and all CPP have eat up all the wealth, state wealth and all development of Cambodian People.

If you are still poor and hard living life do not complain if you vote for them HUN Sen

Hun Sen has made you poor and hard living.

So each good people have to spread your information to your friend and relative for next election or we need the revolution, isnt that Cambodia will be in danger

Anonymous said...

Fuck you !!!!!!!!!! Hun dynasty

Anonymous said...

fucking family.....